With the Fall season comes a new crop of professional development opportunities for all educators. Click on the link below to see our complete list. Classes begin September 19th.
Conscious Discipline Opportunities are Back
For Beginners: Conscious Discipline 101
Come learn about Conscious Discipline, a brain-based, trauma-informed approach to social-emotional learning. This introductory session will provide participants with an overview of the central tenets of the Conscious Discipline curriculum and strategies for beginning classroom implementation. This training will be offered in English with live simultaneous translation in Spanish.
For Advanced Conscious Discipline Learners: Building a Foundation for Social Emotional Learning (Formerly the Diving Deeper: Building the Skills of Resiliency series)
This 3-part series will answer the question, “How do I create a classroom that will support all students’ diverse needs?” This series will share practical tools and structures that foster a classroom based on safety and connection, so children are regulated enough to explore their learning environment, foster self-regulation skills and social emotional learning. There is a prerequisite for this series. Participants must have taken the Our Amazing Brain/Brain Power series.
For Everyone: Self-Care for Caregivers
This new monthly series will act as a space for caregivers to learn meaningful practices to cultivate ongoing self-care. Using mindfulness techniques, movement and reflective practice, participants will work to create and sustain a self-care plan that works for them.
Extending Children’s Learning Through Creative Arts (In-Person)
Support your own wellness through the exploration of creative arts in the classroom. This interactive and engaging series will help teachers enhance their current teaching practices in visual arts, dramatic play, and music and movement. Please note that this series will be held in person at the Center for Early Learning Professionals in Warwick. Group size will be limited.
Environment Rating Scale Trainings for Administrators AND Teachers Together
Using the ECERS-3 or ITERS-3 to Improve Program and Classroom Quality
These newly revised series will provide an overview of the ECERS-3 or ITERS-3 for both administrators and classroom teachers. Directors, education coordinators, and classroom staff can learn together and collaborate on how to best use the tool to assess quality in their preschool or infant-toddler classrooms and programs. Participants will learn and practice strategies for using the tool for self-assessment at the program and classroom level.